Meet General Grant
Amerikansk historie, USA's historie, amerikansk biografi om General Ulysses S. Grant, 1822-1889, som først havde en militær karriere, bl.a. i Mexican War, og blev en berømt general i Nordstatshæren, Union Army, under den Amerikanske Borgerkrig, 1861-1865, og senere endte som amerikansk president. Beskriver hans liv, levnedsløb og militære og politiske karriere. Udkom i 1928.
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With all his emotion he was a domineering person , and a slave to duty . He had rules , and lived up to them ... dry , ascetic rules . The first of them was never to indulge in whisky , beer , wine or any other alcoholic beverage .
He urged that the work before us was of such vast importance to the whole nation that the feeling or wishes of no one person should stand in the way of selecting the right men for all positions . For himself , he would serve to the best ...
Badeau , who was an obstreperous , spread - eagle sort of person , considered the Prince of Wales dinner a ghastly failure . He attended it in company with the Grants . When they arrived they passed first into a large ante - chamber ...
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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